University Governing Authorities and the Board of Comhairle Bhealoideas Eireann

The Minister for Education and Skills is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for consideration for nomination as Ministerial appointees to a number of University Governing Authorities and to An Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann (the Folklore Council of Ireland).

Expressions of interest to serve as Members of University Governing Authorities:

Candidates should have a career history at a sufficiently senior level in a complex organisation of scale and equivalent business experience of relevance to Governing Authority membership, in one or more of the following areas:

• Expertise in higher education systems both nationally and internationally
• Experience of effectively managing large organisations in a challenging and complex environment in either the public or private sector
• Corporate Governance and Compliance
• Accountancy and Financial Management
• Audit and Risk Management
• Human Resource Management
• Organisational Development and Change Management
• Programme and Project Management
• Public Procurement and competitive processes
• Administrative, Information, Public and Tax law
• Regulation
• Risk Management
• Communications and Marketing
• Fundraising, Philanthropy and Alumni engagement
• Community Engagement and Advocacy

Appointments to Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann

Expressions of interest are also sought from suitably qualified candidates for consideration for membership of the Board of Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann. Candidates should have a demonstrable interest in the work of Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann and experience of relevance to Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann in one or more of a number of areas which are outlined further in this booklet.

To be considered for nomination as a Ministerial appointee to any of the Governing Authorities outlined in this booklet or to the Board of  Comhairle Bhéaloideas Éireann, please submit by email the attached application form, a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, no later than 3.00pm on 21st February 2020, to


2016007_2019.09.19_University Appts_panel_advertisment 2019_Final.pdf